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Wednesday, June 22, 2005



Written by Simon Furman, art by EJ Su, covers by EJ Su, Milx, James Raiz, Ed McGuinness.

The new era for Transformers begins now! After too-long an absence, the Robots in Disguise are back in comics form! This is the beginning of an all-new storyline and continuity that relaunches the Transformers from the ground up. If you've always been curious about these giant, transforming robots, this is the perfect jumping-on point! In this specially priced introductory issue, legendary Transformers writer Simon Furman is joined by artist EJ Su in presenting "Transformers: Prelude to Infiltration," the opening salvo in an upcoming six-part saga that returns the Transformers to glory. In this 16-page tale, runaway Verity Carlo absconds with a mini-computer that just might hold bigger secrets than she's prepared to handle. And when she's made aware of a larger conspiracy that involves gigantic alien robots, well, the skeptic in her refuses to believe what she's been told. Until she has no choice but to believe if she wants to survive at allŠ also contained in this 0 issue are interviews with the Transformers comics creators and a hint of what's to come in our new, ongoing Transformers series in January '06. Plus, more variant covers than you can shake a Decepticon at. Covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio.

24 pages, 99 cents.


Written by Alex Garner, art by Ashley Wood, covers by Garner and Wood.

Four years after former FoxHound hero Solid Snake saved the day on Shadow Moses Island, a new terrorist organization known as Dead Cell has hijacked the environmental cleanup facility known as the Big Shell and taken the President of the United States hostage. In response to their threat, FoxHound agent Raiden must join forces with a mysterious Navy Seal known as Pliskin to rescue the President and neutralize Dead Cell, whose leader is said to be none other than Solid Snake himself! Featuring covers by Ashley Wood and Alex Garner. Covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio.

32 pages, $3.99.


Written by Robert Bloch, Richard Matheson, David J. Schow, F. Paul Wilson, Chris Ryall and Joshua Jabcuga, art by Eduardo Barretto, Kristian Donaldson, Ted McKeever and Ashley Wood; covers by Wood and Jeremy Geddes.

IDW Publishing and artist Ashley Wood present the return of the illustrated horror magazines! This special bi-monthly newsprint mag, hearkens back to those creepy, eerie magazine from times past, with adapted tales of woe from some of the greatest horror fiction writers from all eras. In this debut issue, hosted by the macabre, man-hating madame, Ms. Doom, Ash Wood takes on Richard Matheson's ³Blood Son," F. Paul Wilson is joined by Ted McKeever on his own ³Cuts," Eduardo Barretto illustrates David J. Schow's ³Blood Rape of the Lust Ghouls," and Kristian Donaldson attends to Robert Bloch's ³Final Performance." Also included in each issue will be interviews and editorial features that profile the legacy of the writers featured within, starting here with an interview with David J. Schow. This debut issue features covers from both Ashley Wood and Jeremy Geddes.

72 pages, black and white, $6.99.


Written by Chris Ryall, art by Gabriel Rodriguez, cover by Chris Bolton.

IDW's special adaptation of George Romero's latest zombie blockbuster continues here, as the fragile society that has been built in Pittsburgh is undermined by both internal double-crosses and encroaching zombies. All Riley and Charlie wanted was to get out of the city, but making it out alive at all is looking less and less likely. Featuring a cover by Chris Bolton, as well as a special variant photo cover.

32 pages, $3.99.


Written by Rick Remender, art by Kieron Dwyer.

After the disappearance of Professor Specter Mary finds herself remanded to the custody of FBI agent Dale Rollins. Suspecting Mary may inadvertently be the cause of the recent strain of murders, Dale brings her to a secret federal installation to monitor and study exactly what effect her dreamwalking has on others. While under examination Mary is heavy drugged and left in a deep sleep. With her mind, weak from sedatives, the nightmare man has carte blanche to play his sick games where Mary is entirely vulnerable--her own dreams.

32 pages, $3.99.


Written by Max Allan Collins, art by J.K. Woodward and Steven Perkins.

As the CSI team seeks to solve the mystery of Dani Cayman's death, the suspect list grows. Are the sewer-dwelling inhabitants responsible, or is a washed-up actor to blame? Or will a homemade DVD discovered in the victim's apartment lead down an entirely new path? Based on the smash-hit CBS series.

32 pages, $3.99.

32 pages, $3.99.


Written by F. Paul Wilson, art Matthew Smith.

SS death-camp troopers arrive at the keep to find out who--or what--is killing the German soldiers stationed there. But they too fall victim to an evil older and even greater than their own. Desperate, they turn for help to Professor Theodor Cuza, an expert on the keep. But there is irony here: he is a Jew. F. Paul Wilson continues the adaptation of his own novel, aided by the moody art of Hellboy's Matthew Smith.

32 pages, $3.99.


Written by Kris Oprisko, art by Renato Guedes.

The hit movie Saw shocked the world with its twisted tale of the demented killer named Jigsaw. This unique predator always gave his victims a chance at life, if only they could figure out how to escape the demented traps Jigsaw had set for them. This comic, set in the world of Saw and released in anticipation of the upcoming Saw 2 movie, goes back in time to explore the events that spurred the transformation of mild-mannered John into monstrous Jigsaw.

32 pages, $3.99.


Written by Amber Benson and Christina Z, art and cover by Ben Templesmith and Ashley Wood.

Continuing the horrific artistic tour-de-force that is Ashley Wood and Ben Templesmith illustrating vampire tales in the same comic. In ³Demon Father John's Pinwheel Blues, Part 2," Amber Benson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer's Tara) and Ben continue their tale of Pinwheel and the syndicate of vampire street children that gets more than they bargained for after recruiting him. In ³Shunt, Part 2," Christina Z and Ash continue the tale a heinous human slavery ring run by an elite group of vampires. Each issue will feature two covers, one by Wood and one by Templesmith.

32 pages, $3.99.


Written by Marc Andreyko, art by E.J. Su.

After a century of peace, the people of Transylvania faced the return of the evil called Dracula! Can the long-dormant powers of the Belmont bloodline rise up to defeat the Vampire Lord? Will Christopher Belmont embrace his destiny and save his new bride from eternal damnation or will Dracula, at last, triumph over humanity? Based on the smash-hit Konami videogame series.

120 pages, $19.99.


Written by Ian Edginton, art by Simon Fraser.

Richard Matheson (I Am Legend) has remained a true master of the horror genre for decades. Hell House is one of his undisputed horror classics. Now IDW brings you a lavishly illustrated adaptation of this tale of newspaper publisher Rudolph Deutsch facing his impending demise. To help Deutsch forestall this and learn the secrets of life after death, a hired team of experts must survive a night in Belasco House, a place known amongst the local townsfolk as Hell House.

204 pages, black and white.


Written by Steve Niles, art by Elman Brown.

Richard Matheson's classic novel of fear and vampirism--the tale of the last human on an Earth overrun by the undead, was chillingly adapted by Steve Niles, the hottest horror writer in contemporary comics, with art by Elman Brown. Now this classic, and sold-out, tale is being offered in a special softcover edition for the first time!

248 pages, black and white, $19.99.


Written by Steve Niles, art by Richard Sala.

This third volume of IDW's special hardcover Little Book of Horror series explores Bram Stoker's Dracula. This time out, Richard Sala (Evil Eye) illustrates horrifically beautiful spreads, each accompanied by prose passages from Steve Niles, working directly from Stoker's original text.

48 pages, hardcover, $15.99.


Written and art by Ufuoma Urie.

Before Little Apple Dolls existed in the land of the living, there was a place that was neither here nor there­a place with and without life. Welcome to the Inbetween: The Story of Little Apple Dolls takes us on a journey to the resting place of wandering souls: the Inbetween. Ufuoma Urie­the creator of the popular line of dolls as well as the author and illustrator of this book­introduces the intriguing stories of Sine, Umbrae, and Circe, using the voice of storyteller Kook Headcage and guardian of souls Little Apple Red.

56 pages, hardcover, $19.99.


Written by Jeff Mariotte, art by David Messina, covers by Messina, Chris Bolton, Alex Garner and Todd Nauck.

In the stunning conclusion to Angel: The Curse, Angel's attempt to help his new Romany allies fight for freedom erupts in violent war. Lives are lost and saved, a traitor is exposed, and hopes and dreams turn to dust. When it's all over, what will be the shape of Angel's new future? The TV series is over, and Angel's adventures continue only at IDW! This concluding tale features variant covers by Chris Bolton, Alex Garner, and Todd Nauck. Covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio.

32 pages, $3.99.


Written by Chris Ryall, art by Zach Howard and Sean Murphy.

Our intrepid foursome has made it to the safe haven that is the Winchester Pub. At least, they thought the pub would be the best place to hide out and enjoy some pints and hog lumps while the zombie problem passed... but it seems that the zombies have other plans for Shaun, Ed, and their pals. Will Shaun have "red" of another kind on him before all is said and done in this, the concluding chapter of IDW's special adaptation of the fan-favorite film?

32 pages, $3.99.


Written by Steven Grant, art by Gabriel Rodriguez and Steven Perkins.

When a tourist is murdered in a cheap off-strip motel, the investigation is surprisingly routine, until it is complicated by a missing videotape and an imploded casino. The trail of evidence points to a man who died twice and left two different corpses, engulfing Gil Grissom and the CSI team in a quagmire of deceit and treachery that stretches back 20 years--and still threatens them today!

124 pages. $19.99.


Written by John Ostrander, art by Timothy Truman.

IDW continues its re-presentation of the entire First Comics GrimJack saga, in order. This fourth volume delves deeper into what it means to be GrimJack and survive--hell, profit--in the insane city of Cynosure. Written and drawn by creators John Ostrander and Timothy Truman.

184 pages, $24.99 (hardcover $44.99).

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